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I bought a Panasonic 'Full HD' TX32LZD85 in 2008 and was told by the Panasonic shop that this was future proof for when Rowridge switched over and would show the Freeview HD channels.
But of course it doesn't, and now Panasonic couldn't care less.
I am wondering whether the reason is that Panasonic assumed when they sold me the set that HD would go out on the DVB-T standard whereas DVB-T2 which is used in the UK for HD was only ratified in June 2008?

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Dave Lindsay:

Thanks for your reply.
I understand that "Full HD" refers to the picture definition, and that a DVB-T2 tuner will now be required to receive HD because the decision to use that standard rather than DVB-T for HD transmissions had not been taken when I purchased the set.
My question is whether I would have been able to receive HD through the existing tuner as promised by the shop had the UK continued to use DVB-T (like many countries) rather than change to the new standard DVB-T2 for HD?

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Dave Lindsay:

Thanks for your comments; as you say it's a long time ago, and impossible to prove one way or the other. I was just trying to understand whether there was a technical explanation for what might have happened. Perhaps I was trying to be too clever at the time to try to future proof so far in advance, but the old CRT set had had its time!

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